Draft Express: In the same Wednesday workout, both Leon Powe and Louis Amundson went up against each other in what more than one person described as a “boxing match.” Powe apparently did not have the type of workout he needed to show that he is a first round caliber player at this point in time. The buzz was that he struggled badly to finish around the rim. One observer mentioned that he'll, in his estimation, measure out at "6-6 1/2 at best."
Amundson reportedly gave him a very hard time defensively with his combination of toughness and tenacity. Powe apparently just "could not score on him". Powe is trying to show that he can play some small forward at the next level, but very obviously looked like an undersized power forward. Scouts do like his length and activity level, and noted that the bounce he had in his step earlier on in his career is clearly coming back to him, but that his skill level was doesn’t measure up well enough to have a chance at being projected as a contributing rotation player in the NBA. Beyond Powe’s offense, on the other end, the two big men mostly neutralized each other. Amundon's offensive skill level is still very far from what you'd hope for from a legitimately draftable power forward, but his defense, rebound and all-around hustle is certainly not. He is expected to be invited to the Orlando pre-draft camp, where he could have a similar showing to a player that he very much resembles, David Lee of Florida and the New York Knicks.